Everyone is busy.
It always shocks me when I come across someone who seems to think “busy” is a novel way to answer the question, “How have you been?” We’re slowly becoming aware of the drawbacks of being constantly busy, but it’s still often seen as a badge of honor. It makes us feel important, or special, or deserving of praise and sympathy. But the truth is, busy is a choice that the majority of us are constantly making.
Parents are busy, students are busy, people who run clubs or organize societies are busy. I know literally one person who has ever told me that she’s not busy. And it was a very deliberate choice on her part to avoid the constant temptation of activities and invitations.
So, fellow business owners, we are far from alone in our levels of “busy.” But that’s not the main point I want to make today.